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Christophe Le Ret

Global Marketing Director

Umicore Precious Metals Chemistry, Germany


Christophe received a BSc in polymer & industrial chemistry from the University of Sciences of Bordeaux (France) and started to work 20 years ago in the chemical industry.

After occupying various sales, marketing and business development positions in France and Germany, he assumed in 2012 the position of Global Segment Leader, responsible for developing and implementing the strategy to establish Umicore as a preferred supplier of sustainable catalysts and related technologies to the life science industry.

He became in 2014 Global Marketing Director, leading the team responsible for strengthening the image and the position of Umicore as a preferred business partner in a selection of the industries it serves.

Christophe’s fields of expertise and interest span from branding, marketing and communication, to bringing new technologies to market, through customer centricity and innovation. Christopher is a relentless advocate of a sustainable World, where we not only protect our resources and secure our future on Earth, but also provide a healthy business environment and equal freedom and development chances to any Human.

He is also fascinated by the potential that the digital revolution offers to the chemical industry to tackle these challenges.